Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1426183 (stock #CR883)
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$100.00
A lovely Nicoya polychrome vessel from Costa Rica, ca. 800 – 1500 AD. This fine loop-handled vessel is 3-1/2” in diameter, 3-3/4” high and represents a turtle, with head and appendages appliquéd to the chamber. Intact, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1432977 (stock #MX120)
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A beautiful Chontal pendant from the Tabasco area of Mexico, ca. 400 BC - 300 AD. It is 2" high and is carved from beautifully mottled green-gray stone. The artist created an eerie, stylized face, with eyes and mouth set of by a highly polished surface. Perforated at the top for suspension.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1437331 (stock #IN754)
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An exceptionally large Inca tweezers from Ecuador, ca. 1400 – 1500 AD. This choice copper tool is 5-1/2” long and has strong mineral deposits. Largest example of this type I’ve ever seen.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1435363 (stock #H288)
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$75.00
A choice Huastec ceramic head from Mexico, ca. 1 - 300 AD. This beautifully sculpted example is 1-3/4" high and portrays an individual with a finely detailed coif. Excellent example, mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413026 (stock #ST98)
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A choice Maya celt from Guatemala, ca. 250 - 600 AD. It is 4-5/8" long and is made from speckled hardstone. It retains a sharp, highly polished bit, an unusual pointed butt end and shows good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413985 (stock #MO1706C)
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A group of 5 Moche bells from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. These copper clam-shell type bells are 1” in diameter and are perforated at the top for suspension. Most likely used as mantle décor for a member of the elite or a rattle bracelet for a ceremonial dancer. Nice examples.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1414527 (stock #CY323)
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A fine Chancay textile panel from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. It is 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" and most likely was a decorative corner from a mantle. This lovely fragment depicts intertwined fish and has nicely contrasting colors and textures. Lightly basted to modern fabric, ready for framing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1435395 (stock #H594)
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$75.00
An excellent Jalisco head fragment from West Mexico, ca. 100 BC - 350 AD. It is 2-1/2" high and portrays an individual adorned with a complex, elongated headdress. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1437619 (stock #CO1627)
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$50.00
A sweet Colima shoe-form vessel from West Mexico, ca. 300 AD – 300 BC. This nicely burnished example is 3-3/8” long and was made with a flared rim. Intact, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1426182 (stock #CY524)
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A cute Chancay bird from Peru, ca. 1100 – 1450 AD. This adorable fragment is 2-3/8” long, has nice paint and strong mineral deposits. Mounted on stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #49586 (stock #NY26)
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!!! STOLEN !!!
This figure was stolen on December 11, from the Bella Gallery in Great Barrington, Mass., where it was part of a collection being exhibited.

A gorgeous Nayarit polychrome male, 6" tall. This Ixtlan del Rio variant, ca. 200 BC - 350 AD stands on bifurcated feet and is lavishly painted overall. An excellent example. Intact.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1406360 (stock #LA498)
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A rare Lambayeque (Sican) shell necklace from Peru, ca. 700 – 1300 AD. It consists of 14 graduated matching bird pendants, ranging from 1-1/4” to 2-1/4”, each with an inlaid eye. The right facing ones have purple shell eyes, the others red Spondylus eyes. All are double perforated for easy stringing into a necklace. Comes displayed in Riker mount if you wish.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1378575 (stock #MO1933)
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A fine Moche IV stirrup vessel from Peru, ca. 450 - 550 AD. It is 9-1/2" high and is decorated with a bean motif covering a little more than half the chamber. The Moche used such ideographic designs to communicate messages. The stirrup is decorated with a serpent, as well as a Cereus cactus. Vivid paint, good mineral deposits.

Cf. Larco Hoyle "Los Mochicas I", page 164.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1437328 (stock #MO2292)
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An excellent Moche III bottle from the Loma Negra area of Peru, ca. 200 – 450 AD. This highly burnished blackware vessel is 7-3/4” high and features two boldly incised depictions of the Crested Animal. In excellent condition, good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1434487 (stock #MO2287)
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A fine Moche portrait head from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 5-3/4” high and depicts an individual wearing a layered headdress or helmet, held in place with straps tied under the chin. Intact, with good paint and mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1435340 (stock #MA2251)
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A beautiful Maya polychrome bowl from the Peten region of Guatemala, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 7-3/4” in diameter and is decorated with a bright orange design pattern painted over white slip and perhaps intended to resemble a large gourd. The rim has simple linear décor. Intact, with vivid paint, strong mineral deposits and a couple hairline fissures visible only on the inside.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1434565 (stock #MO2192)
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An excellent Moche greenstone amulet from Peru, ca. 400 – 700 AD. It is 1-3/4” high and depicts a cargador grasping the tumpline straps supporting the burden on his back. In excellent condition, with good mineral deposits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1436167 (stock #CC129)
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A fine Cocle miniature frutero from Panama, ca. 1000 - 1300 AD. This lovely Parita style pedestal plate is 2-1/2” in diameter and is elaborately decorated with zoomorphic designs, geometric patterns on the flared base and even has a painted underside. In excellent condition.